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Welcome to the homepage of Dr. Ryan Jesperson - composer, arranger, pianist, and educator
Also, please welcome Amelie Margaret Jesperson! She was born July 13th, 2013.
A couple new works have been added to the site, and a new video of fragments and memories performed by Jordan Jacobson and HICO. Now it's time to head toward hibernation. I'll be away until after my daughter is born, but hopefully will have new stuff to post in the late summer. See you on the other side.
New recordings are up! Icarus, fragments and memories (Jordan Jacobson and HICO), and selections from Getz Going (Sheri Brown and the West End String Quartet) can be found in the classical recordings section HERE. More recordings are coming, and lots of performances this summer. Stay tuned.
Good News! My work, Hebdomas Squatinae, won the Verismo Trio Competition. It will be performed in Wyoming and elsewhere starting this summer. This version is for flute, alto sax, and piano.
Also, Icarus, my work for alto sax and piano, will be premiered in West Hartford this weekend. It will be part of a CCCC concert (Central CT. Composers Circle). It will also be performed in late May on a CCI concert (CT. Composers Inc.).
Jordan Jacobson and the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra will premiere fragments and memories in Hartford on April 20th and 22nd. Find out more and purchase tickets at http://www.hicorchestra.com/.
This coming week the Ouroboros Sax Quartet will be performing my work Not Death, but Love at the Misha-maya-gat performance series in Manchester, CT. Check out the poster HERE! And the Feb. 10th performance of Getz Going has been cancelled because of the snowstorm. Once it's rescheduled, I'll post it here.
The spring is starting to fill up. David Tayloe will premiere A Page Out Of Zen at the Eastman School of Music in early April. But first, Sheri Brown and the West End String Quartet will perform part of Getz Going in February and the Ouroboros Sax Quartet will perform Not Death, but Love later in the month.
Happy New Year! A quick announcement for those that don't already know: my wife is pregnant and we'll be having our first baby in July! So probably a little less composing this year, but definitely a wonderful new era. Keep posted as there will some new performance announcements soon and some other important news. 2013 will be a great year.
April is going to be a busy month in 2013! The Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra (HICO)with soloist Jordan Jacobson will be performing my trombone concerto, fragments and memories, on the last weekend of April. The week before, the UMKC Opera Dept. will perform scenes from my opera, Songs from Behind the Curtain. Also, a big project in the works for late June. more to come!
Lots of upcoming concerts, new works, and more. There should be new recordings up soon and some more performance announcements.
The future: Bobby Watson and the UMKC Big Band will premiere Rhapsody for Dean Moriarty in Kansas City, MO.
The future: Ashly Evans will premiere Birdsongs in Houston, TX.
The future: Jeux pour Jumeaux will be premiered in San Francisco, CA.
spring, 2014: David Tayloe will premiere A Page Out of Zen.
November 21st, 2013: Ryan Ford will perform BA(da)SS in West Hartford, CT.
November 8th, 2013: Oboe Duo Agosto will premiere various techniques for oboe and english horn in Boston, MA
October 6th, 2013: Joseph Abad and Marko Stuparovic will perform Icarus on a CCI concert at the Wilton Public Library in Wilton, CT
May 26th, 2013: Joseph Abad and Marko Stuparovic will perform Icarus in West Hartford, CT.
April 22nd, 2013: Jordan Jacobson will perform fragments and memories with the HICO Orchestra in CT.
April 20th, 2013: Jordan Jacobson will perform fragments and memories with the HICO Orchestra in CT.
April 19-20, 2013: The UMKC Opera Dept. will perform portions of Songs from Behind the Curtain.
April 7th, 2013: Joseph Abad and Marko Stuparovic will premiere Icarus in West Hartford, CT.
February 21st, 2013: Not Death, but Love will be performed by the Ouroboros Quartet at a Misha-maya-gat event in Manchester, CT.
October 18th, 2012: Sheri Brown and others will perform Getz Going: A Suite for Eddie Sauter in Manchester, CT.
October 14th, 2012: Sheri Brown and others will perform Getz Going: A Suite for Eddie Sauter in Hartford, CT.
August 23rd, 2012: Sheri Brown and others will premiere Getz Going: A Suite for Eddie Sauter on a Hartford Phase Shift concert.
June 7th, 2012 7pm: A concert of the works of Ryan Jesperson will be presented at the Hartt School in West Hartford CT.
May 31st, 2012: The Invisible, Magic, Soccer Phone will be premiered in Middlefield, CT.